Civics Teacher Resources

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World War II on the Home Front: Civic Responsibility

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore World War II. In this World War II activity, students discover how volunteerism demonstrates civic responsibility. The activity uses World War II-era posters to appeal to the learners and help them to understand the...
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Get Involved! - Civic Participation Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What better way to learn about the importance of civic responsibility than to actually experience it? From the opportunity to volunteer in an elected official's office and participating in a political campaign to observations of school...
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Taking a Stand: Models of Civic Participation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does an individual take a stand for a principle or belief? what skills are required to do so? What are the challenges and risks in doing so? Class members study examples of individuals engaging in such activities and then identify...
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Defining Civic Duty and Participation

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
New ReviewA lesson, geared toward older elementary scholars, combines art with social studies to explain the purpose of civic duty and how to encourage others in the community to participate. Academics create advertising campaigns to promote civic...
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Fame, Fortune, and Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
With your middle schoolers, develop concepts such as philanthropy, civic responsibility, community service, and common good. Discuss famous philanthropists and what we can each give of our time, talent and treasure to better our...
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SMU Commencement 2012

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While being educated is undoubtedly a privilege, it also comes with great responsibility. Listen as former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice impresses upon her audience the responsibilities that members in a community of...
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Roman Society: Stoicism and Civic Duty

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the causes and effects of the expansion of the Roman Empire. They identify the early strengths and the lasting contributions of the Empire itself. Using maps, they locate its geographic borders at the height of the...
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My Promise

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars define their own civic responsibility and create a PowerPoint presentation about their volunteer efforts. In this civic responsibility lesson, students define the word volunteer and read an article about a volunteer in...
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Around Your School - Bonding Students to Staff

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in an interview of a school employee. In this interview lesson plan, students develop appropriate interview questions and carry out an interview of a school employee to show that all jobs well done is worthy...
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Acting for the Common Goods

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The first of a three-part series on bullying, this plan has class members present skits about bullying, write and sign an anti-bullying pledge, and complete a service project. For the skit, learners use information from previous lessons...
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Implementing a Civic Action Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are provided with a six-step process for empowering students to plan and implement civic participation projects in the community. They look into solutions to community problems and seek ideas for actions project in...
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Got Ballot?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As your young learners begin to understand the importance and major components of civic duty, offer them a comprehensive rundown of voting in the United States. These reading materials and worksheet activities cover the steps it takes to...
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Air Pollution and Asthma (11th Grade)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the air quality index? Start by discussing pollution and air quality with your budding environmentalists. A list of instructional activities are provided here from inviting a guest speaker into your classroom to discussing...
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What Would You Do?

For Students 10th - 12th
In this What Would You Do instructional activity, students read a scenario and three proposals, then they choose and defend their solution in writing.
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Toxic Waste in Grand Banks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the issues of economic prosperity, environmental concerns, government intervention in the market economy and responsible civic participation in solving community problems.
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Our Ideal Community

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine how civic participation can help in ensuring a violence and drug free society. Students complete a worksheet listing ways in which they can help their community. They work in teams to design a community service...
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SO…What’s the Challenge?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Whose responsibility is it to protect equal rights? Class members engage in a series of activities that create awareness of the prejudice and intolerance persons with disabilities face. They then create a message addressed to their...
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Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you are teaching a newspaper unit in language arts, covering the First Amendment and censorship in social studies, or focusing on writing ethics in journalism, a unit based on the foundations of journalism would be an excellent...
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The Cold Within

For Teachers 6th - 12th
“. . . one of the great challenges to humanity is acknowledging and overcoming a natural tendency to think less of and discriminate against people who are different from us . . .” Launch an examination of competition and cooperation, of...
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Treasure Chest for Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students fill treasure chests. In this Holocaust instructional activity, students participate in an activity that requires them to find the value in everyday items.
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Civics and Economics: The Occupation of Japan

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars compare the American political and economic systems to the Japanese systems. They interpret maps, tables, charts and political cartoons in analyzing the economic and political issues involved.
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County Solutions Step Seven: Brainstorm a-Brewin’

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Class members have selected the problem to be addressed. They've collected evidence. Now it's time to come up with solutions. Class groups brainstorm ideas, share them with the class, and then the whole class votes on the best solution...
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County Solutions Step Eight: Positions, Please!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Drawing on all the work they have done so far, class members draft a position paper that summarizes the problem, the research they have completed, and analyzes the benefits and limitations of the proposed regulation or action.
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County Solutions Step One: We’ve Got Issues

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Class members review the issues presented in the second lesson and vote on the civic project the class develops.